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March 30, 2010

ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.30.10

The Luscombe 11 TC brings just a half-million dollars at auction.
Bonhomme wins at week one of the Red Bull series.
And Discovery's launch is set for next week.

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ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.30.10

The Luscombe 11 TC brings just a half-million dollars at auction.
Bonhomme wins at week one of the Red Bull series.
And Discovery's launch is set for next week.


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ANN Special Feature: Canada's Snowbirds - 03.30.10

ANN CEO and Editor in Chief Jim Campbell talks with Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Bard of Canadian Armed Forces 431 Squadron, better known as The Snowbirds Demo Team, about the group's purpose, hi

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ANN/Aero-TV FAQs: Submitting Stories for AEA 2010

A Note To Our Viewers And Industry Partners

The Aero-TV video crew is extremely honored to bring you exciting video coverage from the AEA Convention and Tradeshow once more. FMI: I Want To Submit An Aero-TV Story Idea For the 2010 AEA Convention and Tradeshow!

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Aero-News Featured Aero-Casts For Tuesday 03.30.10

ANN Daily Touch-And-Go: 03.30.10 (ANN's Short-Form Daily News Program) ANN Daily Aero-Briefing: 03.30.10 (ANN's Long-Form Daily News Program) ANN Special Feature: Canada's Snowbirds - 03.30.10 (ANN Special Report, with Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Bard of Canadian Armed Forces 431 Squadron, better known as The Snowbirds Demo Team)

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2009 Entebbe Plane Crash Navigator Had Forged License

Airplane And Engines Were Beyond Service Life

Ugandan authorities have revealed that the navigator aboard a Russian Ilyushin which went down in Lake Victoria last year had a forged license, and that the airplane and its engines were beyond their normal service life.

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You Oughtta Be In Pictures ... And You Can

Light Sport Group Introduces Contour HD A/V-Ator Edition Camera

Light Sport group has reached an agreement with TerraTracker, Inc., distributors of the popular Contour HD helmet cameras, to introduce an aviation version of the camera system.  The Contour HD 1080P A/V-ator Edition was designed specifically for aviation applications.

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New Utility Trainer Based On P-750 XSTOL

L-3 Teams With Pacific Aerospace To Provide Light Mobility Training Aircraft

L-3 Platform Integration has teamed with Pacific Aerospace Ltd (PAL) of New Zealand to provide light mobility trainer aircraft to the U.S. Air Force (USAF) for use by the Afghanistan Air Force.

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Save Gas And Increase Your Flying Bottom Line

NBAA Offers Free Fuel Cost-Cutting Strategies

With fuel production and refining costs expected to continue to keep wholesale and retail prices at levels never anticipated just two years ago, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) released Ten Critical Strategies for Long-Term Fuel Savings on Monday.

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Mixup Causes Wrong Person To Be Cremated After Airplane Accident

Families Tipped Off When They Received The Wrong Personal Effects

The bodies of two men who were killed in when an Evektor-Aerotechnik SportStar Plus went down in Ohio March 5th were mixed up, and the body of the wrong person was cremated.

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Honeywell Gets NOAA Contract To Modernize Wind Profiler System For NWS

System Will Improve Public Safety With Accurate Severe Storm & Tornado Warnings

NOAA has awarded a $49 million contract to Honeywell to upgrade the National Weather Services radar wind profiler network that will predict severe storms earlier and provide the public with more accurate warnings of upcoming storms.

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Boeing, RAAF Welcome Super Hornets To Australia

First International Customer For The Multirole Fighter

The first five Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets for Australia landed at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base Amberley on March 26, bringing the next generation in air combat capability to the multirole fighter's first international customer.

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Cessna Citation Service Centers Win Customer Service Award

Winners Determined by Customer Satisfaction

Cessna announced Monday that it has been named a winner of a 2009 MarketTools CustomerSat Achievement in Customer Excellence (ACE) award.

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Aero-TV: The Thorpedo Update – Venerable Design Proves a Survivor

IndUS Aviation Re-Invigorates the Thorpedo T-211’s 70-Year Tradition
 
During World War II, before general aviation planes became accessible as a means for public transportation, the U.S. military needed strong trainers for their growing pilot fleet.  Renowned aircraft designer, John Thorp, immediately began work on the Thorpedo T-211 model.  By 1946, the FAA awarded the aircraft with a Type Certificate. 
 

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week – How to Pre-Flight Check Your Engine

Rotax Expert Eric Tucker Explains How to Pre-Flight Check the 912 ULS
 
In order for aircraft owners to get the most out of their engines, it is essential to understand proper operation and maintenance procedures. Many of the most common engine problems are preventable through routine maintenance and can ensure an engine reaches its expected T.B.O. (Time Between Overhaul) benchmark.
 
 

Aero-TV: Safety Tip of the Week – How to Pre-Flight Your Engine

Rotax Expert Eric Tucker Explains How to Pre-Flight Check the 912 ULS

In order for aircraft owners to get the most out of their engines, it is essential to understand proper operation and maintenance procedures. Many of the most common engine problems are preventable through routine maintenance and can ensure an engine reaches its expected T.B.O. (Time Between Overhaul) benchmark.

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Aero-TV: The Thorpedo Update – Venerable Design Proves a Survivor

IndUS Aviation Re-Invigorates the Thorpedo T-211’s 70-Year Tradition

During World War II, before general aviation planes became accessible as a means for public transportation, the U.S. military needed strong trainers for their growing pilot fleet. Renowned aircraft designer, John Thorp, immediately began work on the Thorpedo T-211 model. By 1946, the FAA awarded the aircraft with a Type Certificate.

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NTSB Releases Safety Recommendations To FAA

Suggestions include Changes In Airman Testing On EFD's 

The NTSB Monday released a recommendation to the FAA that it revise airman knowledge tests to include questions regarding electronic flight and navigation displays, including normal operations, limitations, and the interpretation of malfunctions and aircraft attitudes.

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SpaceX Activates New Comm System Aboard ISS

Will Be The Control Interface For Future Dragon Spacecraft Visits

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) said Monday it has successfully activated its new Dragon spacecraft communication hardware aboard the International Space Station (ISS) during a series of operations conducted in January and March.

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Harding Withdrawal Does Not Slow TSA Screeners In Organization Push

AFGE Petition For Exclusive Union Recognition Moves Forward

 AFGE, which has been waging an eight-year battle for collective bargaining rights for Transportation Security Officers (TSOs), recently filed a representation petition with the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA) calling for an election to be certified as the exclusive representative for the 40,000-person TSA workforce.

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NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On SC Lancair Accident

Person Jogging On The Beach Was Killed When Aircraft Made An Emergency Landing

The NTSB has issued its preliminary report on an accident in which a Lancair IV-P experienced an engine failure and made an emergency landing on a beach in South Carolina. A person jogging on the beach was struck and killed by the airplane as it landed on the sand.

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Teledyne Continental Suit Moved From Kentucky To Alabama

Plaintiffs Claim Engine Parts Were Defective

A federal lawsuit filed against Teledyne Continental Motors has been moved from Kentucky to Mobile, Alabama, where the company is located. There are a number of other companies named in the lawsuit as well, which was filed over three years ago.

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Daniel Webster Students 'Mourn' Loss Of Aviation Program

Students Plan To Transfer To Other Schools

The end of the flight operations program at Daniel Webster College in New Hampshire may be a cause for sadness, but it might not have seemed that way Friday night when more than 40 students of the soon-to-be-history flight training program got together for a candlelight vigil at the program's home.

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Search Continues For Missing Sheikh

Rescuers Facing "Challenging" Conditions

Search and rescue teams from the UAE are facing what they describe as "challenging" conditions in their search for a sheikh who has been missing since his glider went down in a lake Friday.

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Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.30.10)

“The flight program is the backbone of our college. Aviation is a part of our heritage. It’s part of who we are. This college was our home, and the sad thing is, we didn’t get a say about anything.” Source:  Daniel Webster College sophomore Travis Fitzgerald.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.30.10): Braking Action (Good, Fair, Poor, Nil)

A report of conditions on the airport movement area providing a pilot with a degree/quality of braking that he/she might expect. Braking action is reported in terms of good, fair, poor, or nil.

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ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.30.10)

Dragon Spacecraft

SpaceX had news today that the comm system for its Dragon spacecraft has been turned on by the crew of ISS.  The Dragon concept is designed for both human and cargo spaceflights, and as NASA continues on its course of outsourcing those functions to private industry, we thought it might be time for another look.

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